November 2021 Archives (all archives)

November 30

179: Calendrical Is Totally A Word

In our triumphant return to posting podcasts at the turn of the month, Jess and I talk about time management and reminders, complicated conversational dynamics, the assassination of JFK (but only very briefly), and a bunch of somewhat more MetaFilter-centric things. We time-managed our way up to about 93 minutes. Also I play a euphonium. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 3:32 PM PST - 11 comments

November 24

MST3K: Turkey Day 2021

The folks who provide the show Mystery Science Theater 3000 stream a day-long series of episodes for folk to watch over Thanksgiving Day, and at that time we in MST Club "traditionally" put the YouTube embed of the stream in our cytube page, in place of our usual weekly show, as a shelter from the official feed chat's overwhelming scroll rate. The show is currently producing a 13th season right now, and it's known they're producing new material for between-episode interstitials this year, and going to announce the episodes for the new season. Assuming nothing goes wrong (it might), all of this takes place at the above link, starting at 9 AM Eastern Time. [more inside]
posted by JHarris to MetaFilter-Related at 4:07 PM PST - 48 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Holidays and tea towels

Happy week Metafilter! For many Mefites in the US, this is Thanksgiving week so there might be travel, family with all its good and bad aspects, and/or a special meal. And for many Mefites, it's just a week. So, if you're celebrating, here's wishing you a wonderful holiday, and if you're not, just sending you some good mid-week vibes. Also I'm in the market for a new tea towel (or other pleasing kitchen towel), so please share your tea towel ideas or links. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten to MetaFilter-Related at 9:31 AM PST - 43 comments

November 21

How MeFi (and other providers) deal with trust & safety issues

MetaFilter and several other online service providers responded to a survey about how they prevent and respond to harmful content. A new research paper analyzes those trust and safety techniques: "These findings have implications for policy debates over the regulation of online service providers’ anti-abuse obligations and their use of end-to-end encryption." It's research and it's written in academic language but I figured that it would make sense to mention it here since it's a published paper that analyzes MeFi. See the appendix for some quotes from MetaFilter management. [more inside]
posted by brainwane to MetaFilter-Related at 12:09 PM PST - 5 comments

November 18

Support for those isolating with COVID - poetry edition

Hello all! I wanted to make a post where people who are isolating from their families because of COVID can support one another and receive support from the community. All support is welcome but because I am a lover of poetry, I am specifically requesting poems that help you be brave, feel gratitude, take heart, and/or continue on. [more inside]
posted by CMcG to MetaFilter-Related at 5:57 AM PST - 21 comments

November 17

MetaFilter Gift Swap 2021 THANK YOU!

By tradition, the first gift recipient gets to start the annual swap THANK YOU thread.... [more inside]
posted by mochapickle to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:00 PM PST - 273 comments

[MeFi Site Update] November 17th

Hello Metafilter! Please find more details on the state of the site below. Reminder: I will be the only mod monitoring this thread so please be patient as I reply to your feedback and questions. [more inside]
posted by loup to MetaFilter-Related at 1:11 PM PST - 25 comments [closed]

November 15

Mefi Art & Makers Group, Update

You may have seen the first post, here. What begin as an idea for a visual arts group sharing their current works, turned into an idea for a group that would include anyone that makes any kind of thing at all, to share their thing weekly (or bi-monthly). I saw maybe 16 interested parties, but only five made it over to our first posting board, here: Mefi Art & Maker's Club Introductions. You are still welcome to post there! (Big pink plus sign in bottom right - or you can comment on other people's posts). You do not have to join that platform to do these things. [more inside]
posted by Glinn to MetaFilter-Related at 3:45 PM PST - 18 comments

November 14

Obit post: Speedlime

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer, who had a toe in the MeFi waters as speedlime, died suddenly yesterday after a night in the hospital. She was 47. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena to MetaFilter-Related at 1:44 PM PST - 84 comments

Newsletter 3: The Handovering

Newsletter 3 is, after some delay, in your inboxes! (subscribe here!) You can visit it on the web at the archive link here. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 11:29 AM PST - 12 comments

November 11

Metatalktail Hour: GREAT NEWS!

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know what GREAT NEWS you have heard lately, or what great news about your own life has happened, or anything else AMAZING and happy and wonderful you care to share! It can be something as small as, "I cleaned my kitchen!" or as huge as "I saved the whales!" Anything great and happy!
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 6:38 PM PST - 118 comments

Old Post on Journals and Diaries

I'm looking for a post I saw some years ago on Metafilter. It was about a library or institution that was collecting diaries and journals kept by ordinary (not famous) people. I've been unable to find searching on the site and was hoping someone here recalled it or could find it. Thank you!
posted by marxchivist to MetaFilter-Related at 3:01 PM PST - 4 comments

November 10

178: Leisure Suit Larry's, Uh, Pixels

We got a rootin' tootin' podcast here. Darn tootin'. Can you both rootin'- and darn'- something that's tootin' in the same paragraph like this? I don't know. I really don't know. I might be going to podcast jail. Before that happens, though, here's me and jessamyn chattering about MetaFilter, the nature of daylight, representation vs. allusion in crappy old Sierra erotic comedy adventures, MetaFilter, the concept of (for some reason) No Nut November, "Meta", and who knows what else because we're both still getting used to the time change. It runs exactly, precisely, to the second 90 minutes. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 9:38 AM PST - 24 comments

November 8

Favorite User Names

A way to favor usernames would be awesome. [more inside]
posted by maggieb to Feature Requests at 2:26 AM PST - 108 comments

November 6

MeFi Mall 2021

Maybe since shipping is being slow this holiday season, the Metafilter Mall should be refreshed and reopened early this year? I always peruse the mall, and i've spent the past year trying to spend money directly with artists, so I'd love to see a call-out for creators to refresh or add their listing to the mall. I bet a lot of other MeFites would like this too! Please, no NFTs!
posted by hippybear to MetaFilter-Related at 11:50 AM PST - 7 comments

November 5

Metatalktail Hour: Open Thread

Happy Weekend, MetaFilter! This week, open thread! Is it warming up or cooling off in your part of the world? You got some holidays coming up? Supply chain making your life weird? Let's chat!
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 6:32 AM PST - 72 comments

November 3

[MeFi Site Update] November 3rd

Hello Metafilter! Please find more details on the state of the site below. Reminder: I will be the only mod monitoring this thread so please be patient as I reply to your feedback and questions. [more inside]
posted by loup to MetaFilter-Related at 1:52 PM PST - 43 comments

November 1

MeFi Holiday Card Exchange

MeFi Holiday Card Exchange form is live! [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl to Other at 4:43 PM PST - 51 comments